Dear Kiki…A letter from My Alice

Hi everyone! Wishing everyone a peaceful day!!! I want to share something with you…. A few days ago, my very good friend Alice (I call her My Alice) wrote this letter to me. I asked her if I could share it and she said she didn’t mind at all. I think Alice is feeling the […]

Child Mind Institute Resource

Good morning to everyone!!! I am hoping that you were able to have a restful sleep and are enjoying the sunshine this morning. For a few years, I have followed the Child Mind Institute. It is an amazing resource on many issues. Right now, it is providing great details/ tips for parents and children on […]

Not Doing Anything is Doing Everything

One of my favourite persons is Fred McFeely Rogers, otherwise know as Mr. Rogers from Mr. Rogers’ Neighbourhood. One of my favourite quotes from him is as follows: When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always […]

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Protocol

Dear Families, We have taken various efforts over the last month to keep our Clinic safe for you during the COVID-19 outbreak. To further improve your safety and help public health authorities “flatten the curve” on the virus spread, effective March 18th until April 6th, we are switching to a telehealth model to deliver care to you […]

How to talk to your kids about COVID-19

You’re Not Alone

Today Dr. Pure presented at a mental health conference called You’re Not Alone at Dartmouth South Academy.   Thank you to Deb MacDonald for creating this opportunity for your students and starting these conversations. We Thank You for inviting us. PDF Download -You’re not alone

The Association of Psychologists of Nova Scotia (APNS) presents Psychology Talks 2020

APNS is pleased to announce its free public information sessions to celebrate Psychology Month. The Poster lists all the events by date. We are kicking off Psychology Month 2020 with a screening of the film A Beautiful Mind at the Halifax Central Library, O’Regan Hall on Sunday, February 2 at 1 pm. Admission is free. […]

February – Psychology Month

Your Mental Health… What? When? Where? And Why? What can a psychologist teach you about your mental health? Let’s talk about some facts you should know about your mental health. When should you seek professional help for your mental health issues? And Where should you go? Where can you find someone who will listen and […]

Leo needs some extra care… can you help?

This is Leo, a geriatric dog. What an amazingly loving dog. He was found wandering in a rural area and was malnourished and in bad shape. He visited my clinic today with his new foster family. He is just beautiful! But he needs medical help so he can continue to be a part of this […]

Concurrent and Subsequent Associations Between Daily Digital Technology Use and High-Risk Adolescents’ Mental Health Symptoms

Adolescents are spending an unprecedented amount of time using digital technologies (especially mobile technologies), and there are concerns that adolescents’ constant connectivity is associated with poor mental health, particularly among at-risk adolescents. Participants included 151 adolescents at risk for mental health problems (Mage = 13.1) who completed a baseline assessment, 30-day ecological momentary assessment, and […]